Huawei and Chery’s new car has gone on sale in China. The Luxeed S7 is a sedan with up to 800 kilometers of autonomy (according to the Chinese homologation cycle) developed in collaboration with Chery Automobile, a Chinese company that has been operating since 1997.
An electric car that aims directly at the Tesla Model S and has one of the most spectacular autonomous parking technologies ever seen, for the moment in the testing phase.
Before talking about the car, it is worth explaining where Luxeed comes from. Huawei has been making inroads into the world of electric cars for some time now. Its success has been demonstrated in models such as the Avatr 12 or the Aito M5, vehicles that do not belong to the Huawei group, but which use HarmonyOS technology.
Luxeed is even more important for the company. It is a new brand created in collaboration between Huawei and Chinese giant Chery Automobile, with points of sale in its home territory…
inside Huawei’s own stores. From this collaboration comes the Luxeed S7 (also known by its codename Luxeed EH3), a sedan with an eye on the Tesla Model S.
Presented nearly two weeks ago #
We are talking about a sedan of 4.97 meters with a sporty design. It will be sold in rear-wheel drive versions with 215 kW (288 hp) and all-wheel drive 365 kW (489 hp). Sign the 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds, close to the 3.2 seconds that marks the Tesla Model S Long Range (the Plaid is another story).
But beyond power figures and the promised 800 kilometers under the CLTC cycle (too optimistic and far from the European WLTP), the important thing about this electric car is its technology.
We are talking about a vehicle with HarmonyOS as its operating system, a platform in charge of managing multimedia, interfaces, vehicle sound, etc.